Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. on the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law

January 29, 2019


A bright new dawn emerges in Mindanao with the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The era of war has finally ended. 


The BOL means justice to the people who took the ultimate sacrifices. The BOL is an instrument that can help heal the wounds of past injustices. The BOL is our bridge to an enduring peace and sustainable development for the next generations. 


As we progress, I call on everyone to sustain the gains we have achieved in the peace process.


So much work is still needed to ensure a smooth transition and the formal establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).  


The Office of the President has yet to receive the formal declaration from the Commission on Elections, but once it does it will start the process of constituting the 80-member Bangsamoro Transition Authority that will oversee the interim government of the BARMM.


This development requires all of us to work collectively for the success of the new Bangsamoro autonomous government. 



This is our chance as a people to unite in writing the peaceful narrative of the Bangsamoro. With joint hearts and minds, we can build a peaceful, just, and progressive Mindanao.

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